Drumgoon’s curse of the burnt trousers and their 23-game unbeaten streak

DRUMGOON’S incredible championship run in 2001 and 2002 is the focus in our latest ‘Grand Old Team’ series.

Former GAA President Aogán Ó Fearghaíl and then player, and current chairperson, Jimmy Reilly discuss how a curse of burnt trousers was overcome with an unbeaten run that secured two county titles, a provincial championship and success in the first-ever All-Ireland Junior Club Football final.

“Some fella set fire to the grass and the trousers of ones of the teams were burnt. The Priest, who was President of the club, was very cross and very upset and it was said that we would never win anything,” said Ó Fearghaíl.

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